Michael White

My name is Michael White and I am the creator of the MPG Insider Membership website. From the time I started formally teaching music production in 2001, I came to realize just how much I always enjoyed helping others understand the art of music production and audio engineering. As each year passed, I found myself increasingly committed to teaching and inspiring music producers and engineers to pursue their dreams.

It is truly a privilege when one has the opportunity to make use of their experience to help others. It is with this spirit that I have created the MPG Insider Membership website. The intention of making public this list of credentials, is to help give the reader a sense of the experiences and perspective from which I teach.

As a professional, I have always shied away from the spotlight, letting that go where it is rightly deserved, to the artists, producers and musicians whose efforts I have been fortunate enough to capture for others to enjoy. Still, when I look back at all of the artists, producers, musicians and amazing experiences I have had, I have to feel incredibly grateful and blessed for what I have accomplished.

I hope that the following information helps lend a perspective to the content of this website. I believe that there are certain truths in the art of recording and producing music that hold regardless of the technology employed past or present. It is my belief that these truths are best gained through experience and witnessing them as part of professional music production process. I hope that the translation of my professional experiences can help to enrich the experiences you have with your own music production goals.

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BIOGRAPHY

1986–PRESENT: Recording Engineer & Producer

My work through the years covers a broad spectrum of musical styles from jazz and classical to hip hop and rock on all levels of the production process including tracking, editing, mixing and mastering. In addition, radio and audio production for film including surround mixing.

 

1990–PRESENT: Independent Consultant and Technical Engineer

I have contracted consulting and technical engineering services to Solid State Logic, the largest manufacturer of professional audio recording consoles, including installations and training for the most prestigious studios in the United States including The Hit Factory NY, Criteria studios, Right Track Recording, Electric Lady, Sony Studios, NBC NY and private recording studios for Whitney Houston, Reba McEntire and Mutt Lange.

I currently provide professional consulting for the design/redesign of private and commercial studios including acoustic treatments, equipment purchases, technical/practical training and streamlined workflow for composers, producers and artists to facilitate maximum potential.

2001–2010: Teacher at SAE Institute in NYC

Using my experience as a full-time working professional producer and recording engineer in the music industry, I was able to teach from a place of experience. The experience of teaching has helped me gain a deeper understanding of the art of engineering and how to convey that knowledge to others. Continuing to record and produce music independently allowed me to relate the most current trends in the music industry into the classroom environment. I gained certification as a teacher in the State of New York in 2003.

2006: Author of Editing Audio In Pro Tools

Authored a book entitled “Editing Audio in Pro Tools” published and distributed by Thomson Publishing © 2006. This book is an interactive guide to the art of editing audio for music production. By using real Pro Tools sessions that the user can load into their computer, the examples allow a direct interaction from book to computer for learning the methods and editing features of Pro Tools software.

2002–2004: Music Supervisor for Poitier Productions

Music Supervisor for Poitier Productions Inc. Worked on the independent film production of ‘The River Niger’ a Tony award winning Broadway play written by Joseph A. Walker. Conceptualized, developed and produced the entire music production process from budgeting to the licensing of songs and background music used in the movie.

2000–2003: Engineer for OLN Radio on the Sirius Satellite Radio Network

Recording engineer and producer for “Adventure Center”, a live call-in radio show dedicated to extreme sports recorded at the Sirius Satellite Radio studios in New York City. Post-production engineer for all shows on OLN Radio including the recording and production of promotional ads for OLN TV and the live radio production of the 2003 ‘Tour de France’.

1989–1993: Staff Engineer Electric Lady Studios

Electric Lady was a springboard for me into the world of full time independent audio engineering. The clients, connections and lessons learned here have served me throughout my career. At Electric Lady Studios, I learned the importance of vibe, personality and professionalism to enhance the technical side of engineering.

1986–1989: Staff Engineer Right Track Recording

Right Track Recording was a hidden gem in the realm of world class recording studios in NYC. This was my first real recording studio job and guided me from internship to becoming a staff engineer. The lessons learned here were from some of the best music producers and engineers in the world. The base of technical knowledge and professionalism in the art of engineering I learned here, from staff and clients, was invaluable.

1982–1986: Berklee College of Music Boston, MA

B.M., Music Production and Engineering

DISCOGRAPHY

ARTIST PROJECT PRODUCER(s)

Whitney Houston

I’m Your Baby Tonight Narada Michael Walden, Luther Vandross
The Bodyguard Babyface
Waiting To Exhale Babyface
The Preacher’s Wife Babyface, Steve Lipson, Mervyn Warren
My Love is Your Love Various
Just Whitney Babyface
Classic Whitney Marty Callner & Whitney Houston
One Wish: The Holiday Album Whitney Houston & Mervyn Warren

Talking Heads

Until The End Of The World Talking Heads
Sand In The Vaseline Talking Heads

 

Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories

Tails Juan Patino
Firecracker Juan Patino
Friends Again (TV Soundtrack) Lisa Loeb

 

David Byrne

Rei Momo Steve Lillywhite & David Byrne
Uh Oh Nick Launay

 

3 Doors Down

Singles for Away From the Sun Brian Sperber

 

James Taylor

(Best Live) Don Grolnick and George Massenberg
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 Don Grolnick and George Massenberg

 

Tin Machine

Tin Machine David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels

 

Adran Belew

Young Lions David Bowie, Adrian Belew

 

Rolling Stones

Voodoo Lounge Don Was

 

Luther Vandross

Never Let Me Go Luther Vandross
The Best of Love Luther Vandross

 

Live

The Dolphins Cry Jerry Harrison, Live

 

The Waterboys

Dream Harder Mike Scott and Bill Price

 

Mike Scott

Victoria Williams Sweet Relief Mike Scott

 

Dave Stewart

Greetings From The Gutter Dave Stewart, Olle Romo

 

Lloyd Cole

Bad Vibes Adam Peters, Lloyd Cole

 

Jimi Hendrix

Symphonic Music of J.H. Eddie Kramer
Stone Free, Tribute to J.H. Eddie Kramer
In From the Storm Eddie Kramer

 

Brecker Brothers

Return of the Brecker Brothers Michael Brecker

 

Michael Brecker

Now You See It…Now You Don’t Don Grolnick

 

Rubén Blades con Son del Solar

Amor y Control Ruben Blades

 

Margareth Menezes

Elegibo David Byrne

 

David Sanborn

Upfront Marcus Miller
Another Hand Hal Willner

 

Frank Black

Live From Electic Ladyland WNEW

 

Bobby Brown

Forever Bobby Brown
Forever [Import Bonus Tracks]

 

Gordon Gano

Hitting The Ground Warren Bruleigh and Gordon Gano

 

Doro

Force Majuer Joey Balin

 

Pebbles

Always Babyface & LA Reid

 

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Beauty Ryuichi Sakamoto
Solo Works

 

Sally Taylor

Apt. 6S Michael White & Sally Taylor

 

Little Mike and the Tornadoes

Heart Attack Little Mike and the Tornadoes
Payday Little Mike and the Tornadoes

 

The Jeff Healey Band

Hell To Pay Ed Stasium

 

Peter Allen

Making Every Moment Count Irwin Fisch

 

Paul Lekakis

Tattoo It Daniel Abraham

 

The Crusaders

Healing the Wounds Marcus Miller

 

Lisa Fischer

So Intense Luther Vandross

 

Chris Harford & the First Rays of the New Rising Sun

Be Headed Patrick McCarthy

 

India

Llegó la India Via Eddie Palmieri Eddie Palmieri

 

Sophie B. Hawkins

Tongues and Tails Rick Chertoff

 

Trey Lorenz

Trey Lorenz Randy Jackson

 

Dan Hartman

Keep the Fire Burnin’ John Luongo

 

Po’Boy Swing

Lite & Sweet Po’Boy Swing

 

Al Jarreau

Tenderness Marcus Miller

 

Yazbek

Laughing Man David Yazbek

 

Family of God

We Are the World Adam Peters

 

Zuba

New Cruelty Michael White
South of Eden Michael White
There’s Something About Mary Soundtrack Michael White
Kingpin Soundtrack Michael White

 

Deee-Lite

Very Best of Deee-Lite Deee-Lite

 

24-7 Spyz

Strength In Numbers 24-7 Spyz and Terry Date

 

 

Other CD Credits include:

 

Buddy Guy, John Forte, Faith Evans, Lisa Lisa, Ice-T, Prince, Madonna, Duran Duran, Carly Simon

 

Movie Soundtrack Credits for Michael White Include:

 

Waiting to Exhale, Preacher’s Wife, The Bodyguard, Joe vs the Volcano, Reality Bites, Singles, Hitting the Ground, The River Niger

6 Comments:

  1. MPG insider is where the legacy begins

  2. Everytime I read any portion
    Of Micheal White’s Biography and Discography,
    It feels fresh and new and stirs me up
    not to ever have Giving Up as an Option!
    You are an Inspiration Boss.
    #Thanks alot Micheal White!